COVID-19 Testing for Regional Campus Faculty and Staff

Dear Kent State University Faculty and Staff,

With the advent of the spring semester, Kent State has begun an expanded program of testing for COVID-19 to reduce the spread of this virus and to provide the safest possible living, learning and working environment for our Kent State community.

Our efforts are directed by guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help identify cases of COVID-19 early to halt its spread. 

Kent State continues to offer weekday COVID-19 testing for all faculty and staff at the DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus; contact the Kent State COVID Response Team at 330-672-2525 to arrange for testing at the health center. Testing at CVS Minute Clinics also is available all semester for all faculty and staff.

Kent State and the city of Kent also have partnered with the Ohio Department of Health to bring large-scale testing to Kent on Jan. 28 and 29 to give an opportunity for free testing for all. These events are open to faculty and staff and their families, students and the general public. This testing will occur on both days from noon to 4 p.m. at the Kent State Field House, 2227 Summit St., Kent.

Registration

Advanced registration is not required but is strongly encouraged for these events.

Scan this QR code to begin your registration or follow this link to register online.

QR code for faculty and staff COVID-19 testing

Our testing strategy for the spring semester, coupled with our Flashes Safe Seven safety principles, is at the leading edge of national best practices for ensuring the health and safety of our Kent State community, and it will provide students, faculty and staff with the best possible campus experience given the ongoing pandemic. 

Our testing strategy will be continually reviewed, updated and adjusted as needed to accommodate the evolving pandemic conditions throughout the spring semester and to changes in state, county and local health guidelines.

We hope that you had an enjoyable break and are rested and reenergized for the spring semester. I am confident it will be a successful one for all of us.

Sincerely,

Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
Chair, Pandemic Leadership Committee

POSTED: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 10:45am
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 10:48am
WRITTEN BY:
Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D. Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs